Paper: Yawat: Yet Another Word Alignment Tool

ACL ID P08-4006
Title Yawat: Yet Another Word Alignment Tool
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

Yawat1 is a tool for the visualization and ma- nipulation of word- and phrase-level alignments of parallel text. Unlike most other tools for manual word alignment, it relies on dynamic markup to visualize alignment relations, that is, markup is shown and hidden depending on the current mouse position. This reduces the visual complexity of the visualization and al- lows the annotator to focus on one item at a time. For a bird’s-eye view of alignment pat- terns within a sentence, the tool is also able to display alignments as alignment matrices. In addition, it allows for manual labeling of align- ment relations with customizable tag sets. Dif- ferent text colors are used to indicate which words in a given sentence pair have already been aligned, and which ones still need to be aligned. Ta...